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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Sorry dumb question but are there any tricks I should know before changing the fuel filter?
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If it is not rusty, no big deal, if it is rusty, there is an update kit for early fuel filters that has you cut the metal lines and has short little rubber lines which you can retrofit.

Also, make sure it is installed the proper direction. Genuine ones have arrows to show you. Probably also worth while to treat any rust on the bracket while you are replacing.
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Doesn't look like there is any rust. Will pb anyway. Any need to clamp lines or anything?

Thanks guys
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Doesn't look like there is any rust. Will pb anyway. Any need to clamp lines or anything?

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I always just crack the line and cover with a rag until the pressure is gone and clean up the mess. By the book you are supposed to pull the fuel pump fuse and run until it stalls.
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I've tried the fuel pump fuse trick but I still have a hell of a lot of fuel pressure on the line. If I loosen too much it sprays everywhere. Trying a slow drip but it is still dripping a lot of fuel. Should there still be that much after running w/o the fuel pump?
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Nevermind. Just had drain more than I thought. Thanks guys!
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With non-defender and defender experience with fuel filters on EFI cars, I always pull the fuel pump fuse with the car running and wait for it to die, and I've never had any spraying or significant fuel loss. If the system is depressurized it shouldn't spray, but its mostly just a safety issue.
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